ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 26, 2014) – Standup comedian and star of Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper Mark Curry will kick off the Morris Day & The Time concert at The Mahaffey Theater scheduled for Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
Mark Curry’s first role was in the film Talkin’ Dirty After Dark, alongside Martin Lawrence in 1991. In 1992, Curry got his big break as the star of hit television series Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, where he played the lead role of Mark Cooper, an NBA player-turned-substitute teacher/gym coach. The show spanned five seasons on ABC.
In 2000, Curry also had a recurring role onThe Drew Carey Showas Drew’s boss at Winfred-Louder. He appeared in six episodes. In an April Fools’ episode ofThe Drew Carey Show, Drew refers to Mr. Soulard as Mr. Cooper, the joke being that Curry played both roles.
In 2012, Curry joined Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Tony Rock on the “Royal Comedy Tour.” Later in 2012, Curry joined Nick At Nite’s first-ever original live-action family comedy series,See Dad Run, as Scott Baio’s friend Marcus. The series ran for three seasons.
Curry currently stars in the Bounce TV sitcomOne Love.
Tickets are$29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.